I went to a wedding reception a few years ago where they served individual bottles of Martinelli’s with little snack boxes. LOVE Martinelli’s and made a mental note about serving it at a wedding-related event “for the future”.
At our Open House for my son and his new bride tonight, we served a homemade version of Martinelli’s sparkling apple juice that (along with the “desserts in a jar”) was a HIT! Everyone wanted to know the “recipe”.
Well, if you’re ready…I will share the “recipe”. I hope you have pen and paper handy and are ready to be here for awhile…..
Homemade Sparkling Apple Juice
- 2 cans apple juice concentrate (thawed) (We splurged and bought the Wal-mart Great Value brand!)
- 1 (2 liter) bottle club soda (Again, we decided to pull out all the stops and bought the exclusive Kroger Store Brand)
Were you able to catch all of that? Do you need me to repeat it? ;-)
It was SO good! I really didn’t hold out too much hope that it could compare with the “real” thing…but honestly, I think I liked it BETTER than Martinelli’s. And it was SO pretty in the beverage dispensers I picked up on sale this week. (Which I am KICKING MYSELF for not getting a picture of!) Next time I will add apple slices (like the above photo) purely for aesthetics. :-)
I do love a S I M P L E idea that is such a crowd-pleaser. Give it a try at your next gathering…and I can practically guarantee a happy crowd. :-)